Prince William Sound Community College
Prince William Sound Community College Photo #3 - Taken at the Small Boat Harbor...3 blocks from the Residence Halls.
- Prince William Sound Community College offers accessible and affordable education to students of all ages, races, cultures, economic levels, and previous educational experience. NO OUT-OF-STATE TUITION. As a public, comprehensive community college, this multi-campus institution offers lower division college transfer, occupational, technical, basic skills, wellness, cultural, and community education programs. Partnerships with business, industry, educational institutions, and public sector agencies provide training opportunities for the local work forces and promote economic development. Through effective teaching and supportive student services, Prince William Sound Community College prepares students for success as individuals, members of a democratic society, and citizens of a rapidly changing world.
|Prince William Sound Community College||(AK) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, for profit|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$46,600||$43,700|
|% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2013)||59%||77%|
|Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2013)||$17,286||$13,000|
|Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2013)||$6,500||$6,330|
|Acceptance Rate (Year 2008)||93%||93%|
Source: 2013 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- PWSCC is a part of the University of Alaska system of higher education. Our main campus is located in Valdez, Alaska with outreach sites in both Cordova and Glennallen. Prince William Sound Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. There are general interest and self-improvement courses, seminars, and workshops designed to enrich the quality of living of individuals of all ages. The curriculum is developed based on the expressed interest of community members and includes such topics as business, health and family life, creative arts, professional and personal development, physical education, humanities, public lectures on issues of local/regional concern and a classic film society. On-campus living options include efficiency apartments, single or double occupancy apartments, and single, shared or family two to three bedroom apartments. For virtual photo tours of each style apartment, check out the links below! All apartments are smoke-free. Features include comfortable furniture, telephones, DISH TV, on-site laundry facilities, and a study lounge with computer and printer access and high-speed internet connections. Also provided with each apartment is a computer, microwave, toaster, and/or coffee maker! At Prince William Sound Community College, providing equal opportunities for students who experience disabilities is a campus wide responsibility and commitment. The Student Services Department is responsible for coordinating support services for students who experience disabilities. Students who experience all types of disabilities are eligible for support services. If students request accommodations, documentation verifying the disabling condition and supporting the accommodations requested must be provided. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the Student Services Department for more information and assistance. Student Services can assist students in applying for state and federal aid programs. State and Federal governments, PWSCC, and many private organizations offer grants, scholarships, loans, and employment opportunities to students who demonstrate need for such assistance. Each student's financial situation is carefully assessed, taking into consideration family size, assets, income, debts, and estimated costs of attending college. Types and amount of financial aid vary according to State and Federal guidelines, student's needs, and availability of funds. NO OUT-OF-STATE TUITION !!!
- The nearest community college to Prince William Sound Community College is Charter College-Anchorage (116.0 miles away).
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